Shimla: A local resident has been booked for making derogatory remarks against Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Facebook, the police said on Saturday.
A first information report has been registered against Ranbir Singh Negi on the basis of a complaint by Himachal Youth Congress president Manish Thakur, Shimla Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramod Shukla said.
The DySP said the FIR has been lodged at Sadar police station under sections sections 295 A and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code. While Section 295 A deals with the offence of committing "deliberate and malicious acts aimed at outraging religious feelings", the other sections pertains to the crime of "making statements promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes".
The FIR has just been lodged and the accused will soon be arrested, he added. In his Facebook status uploaded in Hindi on 21 December, Negi had made derogatory remarks against the Congress president and his sister.
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Updated Date: Dec 24, 2018 09:48:26 IST